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Energy trade quandary

Courtesy: kuenselonline.com

Although hydropower, which is supposedly the clean energy, is the country’s major energy resource, it’s spending on dirty energy such as fossil fuel is negating the hydropower revenue.

While the electricity sector is the leading contributor to growth of the economy – its share to GDP accounts for 13.38 percent of the total GDP in 2016 – transport sector is completely dependent on fossil fuels. And this sector is growing rapidly.

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PHPA rolls out online system for efficiency and transparency

Courtesy: kuenselonline.com

Employees of Punatsangchhu hydropower projects I and II will not have to scribble lengthy details on print forms for leave, travel allowances and other benefits and wait for their bosses to approve it.

They can now apply for leave or encash it, claim their travel and other benefits, and book materials through an application on their mobile phones starting today.

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Samtse residents await Druk Bindu Hydropower project to begin

Courtesy: kuenselonline.com

People of Tendruk gewog in Samtse, who are eagerly waiting for the Druk Bindu hydroelectric power project (DBHPP) construction to begin, are urging the government to expedite the work.

Villagers and local leaders claim that the project could bring major economic opportunities in the locality.

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Mangdechhu project gears for commissioning

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…to generate about 3B units of energy with an expected revenue earnings of Nu 7.5B a year

The Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project (MHPA) is expediting works on all components to meet the commissioning date of June 30, 2018 as scheduled.

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Mangdechhu project targets commissioning by June 2018

Courtesy: kuenselonline.com

The 720MW Mangdechhu hydroelectric project is likely to be commissioned between March and June next year.

The project’s managing director, A K Mishra, said that the project is within the schedule stipulated in the detailed project report (DPR) despite of the challenges it faced. 

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